This photo series is a result of my personal experience as a Brazilian expat living in Europe who visited Portugal for the first time. The pictures here presented invite the viewer to witness what I once witnessed with my own eyes for the first time – or did I? Isn’t it all what we see just a construction, a culmination of all what we’ve seen before?
A certain ambiguity is a common ground that tight these images together. They present a stretch of the reality and they do not aim to describe it or fill in the gap between what is real and what is my perception of it – they rather open up for new possibilities and interpretations that the viewer has the freedom to fill in. In this sense, all photographic work has a potential to be surreal, given that it never presents the facts – it is always a point of view which presents relationships between elements that once were part of the reality.
* This is part of an ongoing project, which I started editing and invited a friend to collaborate. Stay tuned!
So, it is time for some more night photography. And if you saw a bit of my posts before, you have seen that I usually like to take pictures at night.
Earlier this week I submitted some night photos to the Lensculture Streetphotography awards. You can see my photos here.
I particularly think it is nice to send some material, regardless of being published or chosen by their jury. It is a nice way to be part of a broad network and I found many cool subscriptions and references of other photographers too. So, that’s nice.
These pictures were not included, though. I just took them after my subscription 🙂
For the first update here this year, I decided to look back to the pictures taken in 2016 and make a selection of 9 photos based on my instagram account. These are photos that somehow got more attention from the viewers.
I know that there are many factors that may play a role when it comes to the amount of “likes” a picture gets and in most of the cases it doesn’t mean anything, but I was curious if these photos had anything in common at all or if I could see a trend in terms of composition that could be related to them.